EGAT President On Its Challenges, Successes
By Leithen Francis
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
November 05, 2012
President, Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp. (EGAT)
Birthplace: Tainan, Taiwan
Education: B.S. in Aviation Technology, National Tainan Polytechnic
Career: Huang was qualified as an aviation technical specialist in 1975 and worked for Taiwan's flag carrier China Airlines before joining EVA Air in 1990. In 1999, he became the lead airline technical focal at UNI Air, a domestic airline subsidiary of the Evergreen Group. He returned to EGAT in 2006 to manage hangar-related maintenance, including the Boeing Dreamlifter modification. Huang was named president of the MRO in January 2011.
Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp. in Taiwan evolved from being EVA Air's technical department to an independent mid-sized MRO jointly owned by GE. Aviation Week Singapore Bureau Chief Leithen Francis talked with Nan-Hung Huang about EGAT's growth plans and how it competes with lower-priced competition in China.
What are your plans for a fourth hangar? Has the company received the necessary planning approvals?
The paperwork for the construction of a new hangar has already been submitted to the authorities and is currently pending their approvals. EGAT intends to break ground on the construction not later than the first quarter of 2013, subject to securing the approvals. The hangar will be able to accommodate multiple widebody-sized aircraft such as the Boeing 777 and 747-400 Large Cargo Freighter and the Airbus A380. It will be sited toward the end of one of the two runways at the Taoyuan International Airport, the primary international gateway.